Let me show you how to sew a chair cushion slipcover to cover any undesirable upholstered chair or bench seat, for a whole new customizable look.
This project is good for the intermediate sewer, but not impossible for a beginner. I’ve taken plenty of step by step pictures to help you along the way.
- Fabric I used some bleached drop cloth that I like to keep on hand. - Cord This is to make the piping - Twill ribbon or some sort of ties
The first step is to rip an edge of your fabric so you get it on grain. Especially important if you are also using drop cloth like I did.
Next you will rip a piece to make the piping. Make a small slit about 2-2.5 inches from the edge, and rip all the way down. Make sure you rip enough to cover all your piping edges.
If you are doing ruffles or pleats, you will also need to rip a piece for that. Figure out how long you want your ruffle/pleat to be, add 1.5 inch for the hem and seam allowance.
You should end up with some ripped pieces for the pleat/ruffle and to make the piping. Put those aside for now and cut a piece of fabric to cover the chair cushion.